Thanks PAL!

By Niles Dookie on August 3, 2018

Last week, Sunrise Community had some very helpful guests at our 120-person residential campus located in Homestead, Florida. Student volunteers from the Coral Gables Police Athletic League joined Sunrise Community staff in a beautification project that involved painting, gardening, and cleaning our vehicles. While such large-scale work can be a daunting task, our volunteers were more than happy to work as diligently as possible.

The Coral Gables PAL volunteers demonstrated a keen willingness to give back to their communities.

For those who are unfamiliar with it, our expansive campus is the permanent home for over one hundred people with developmental disabilities. A residential complex and several villas combine to form a miniature neighborhood, specifically designed to assist and support men and women with moderate to severe disabilities. Needless to say, such a sprawling and specialized locale requires an immense amount of time and energy dedicated towards its upkeep.

The new coat of paint makes our walkways practically glow!

We are extremely grateful to our volunteers over the fantastic job they did! Their hard work and dedication towards supporting people with disabilities left the campus with more than just a fresh coat of paint. It was a rejuvenating and inspiring experience to witness and work alongside these future leaders. The pleasure that they found in giving their time and energy to others was positively infectious!

Our gardens look much nicer than before thanks to our volunteers' hard work

From all of the staff and residents at the Sunrise Community 120-person village, thank you PAL for brightening our day, our home, and our hearts!

All of our volunteers should be proud of the great job they did in brightening up the lives of our residents!

For more information on the PAL program, click here! To see more pictures from our time together, be sure to visit our Facebook Page. If interested in reaching out to Sunrise for volunteering opportunities, email us at